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Qantas to continue delivering Norfolk Island flights until August

The Australian Government has extended its engagement of Qantas to deliver passenger and freight air services for Norfolk Island until the end of August.

Air New Zealand remains the long-term underwritten supplier of air services to Norfolk Island. However, the current impacts of COVID-19 on Air New Zealand’s crewing arrangements and service delivery, mean that the extension of the current arrangement with Qantas is necessary to ensure the continuity of air services to Norfolk Island.

Ensuring reliable passenger air services for Norfolk Island throughout the COVID-19 pandemic remains a key priority of the Australian Government.

Reliable air services to the Island are not only necessary for residents, business and government, but also to ensure tourists can continue to take advantage of the extraordinary natural and cultural environment of Norfolk Island. 

The extension of arrangements with Qantas comes into effect from 20 June 2021 until 29 August 2021.

The current passenger flight schedule between the Australian mainland and Norfolk Island will remain, with Qantas providing six flights arriving on Norfolk Island each week, three from Brisbane and three from Sydney. Please check qantas.com for the latest Qantas flight schedule.

I will keep the community updated on future arrangements as we continue to provide essential air services to Norfolk Island.

Eric Hutchinson
Administrator of Norfolk Island
20 May 2021